Enigma by Nephy Hart ~ Book Review by Sadie

image1Title: Enigma

Author: Nephy Hart

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Red Haircrow

Rating: 3.50 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/04/2011

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Gay Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


When nurse-in-training River Caulfield improbably finds love with Silver, a mysterious patient at the Care House where he works, he’s faced with a dilemma that his career may be threatened because of their attraction. Yet when dangerous elements from Silver’s past catch up to them both, he realizes there is much more at stake than his professional dreams. Their very lives may be forfeit!

My View:

If I could give this book a separate rating just for suspense, it’d get 5 stars. The mystery begins on the first page and is sustained in some form across 100,000 words – including a major shift of setting at the halfway mark. Even in the spots where the writing faltered, I felt engaged in the story and what would happen next.

Otherwise, Enigma is a solid B. There are a few inconsistencies and dropped details, but nothing so careless as to really distract a reader (IMO), and Silver is an interesting MC thanks to the circumstances of his illness. I found River to be an acceptable protagonist, if somewhat heavy-handed with the flowery praise; the supporting characters speak in a much more natural way, and Julia is a delight.

That said, those of you who are sensitive to abuse themes should steer very clear of this title. There’s unfortunately no getting around them here even if the rest of the premise interests you.


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I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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